I’m a little late on bringing some heart health awareness during Heart Health Awareness month, but it’s never too late to give your heart some love!
February is (was) a month dedicated to heart health awareness. Maintaining good heart health is important when it comes to preventing chronic diseases, such as heart disease, diabetes, and obesity. Millions of Americans are suffering from high blood pressure which can lead to heart attacks, stroke, and/or heart disease so keeping blood pressure under control is a great start to preventing health problems down the road.
One easy way to start taking control of your blood pressure is through the foods that you eat. Every day, at every meal YOU have the chance to take control of your heart health.
Here are some easy, and helpful tips to keeping blood pressure low and preventing heart disease:
- Eat less meat: Reducing your intake of meat helps to lower overall saturated fat intake. Saturated fat can lead to high cholesterol levels, as well as raise blood pressure. Take one or two days out of the week to go meatless, replacing it with other protein sources such as beans, tofu, tempeh, or meat-free alternatives (veggie burgers, plant-based meats, etc.)
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One of my New Year’s Resolutions for 2015 was to watch at least one documentary every month. I wrote them all down in the back of my planner, and thought it would be cool to share them all with you, and rate each one on a scale from 1-10.
I’m hoping to do the same in 2016, it’s a great way to spend a little time each month educating yourself on different topics and information that’s out there.
Fed Up – 7
Breastmilk – 8.5
Please Subscribe – 6
Sexy Baby – 7
Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret -10 (GO WATCH IT RIGHT NOW)
A Place at the Table – 6.5
Two: The Story of Roman & Nyro – 6
Dear Zachary – 8.5 (amazing film, but prepare for your heart to be destroyed)
Jonestown: A Lost Paradise – 8.5
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As you may have noticed, I took a much needed…yet longer than expected hiatus from blogging. With nutrition club responsibilities, final projects, a brutal final’s week, taking the GRE, and a busy holiday season, blogging unfortunately got pushed to the back burner for a while.
But I think I’ve given myself a long enough break, because I’m ready to get back to blogging about food, recipes, and all things nutrition and health!
A little update on the past three months…
Traveled to the beach, and the mountains over fall break..
Taught a kid’s cooking class on how to make hummus
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It seems like it’s been a while since my last What I Eat In A Day post, but I guess I can attribute that to tests, papers, and school-related responsibilities. But I’m back with a pretty epic day of food (and drinks!) so hopefully this will make up for it!
This morning, I started off with..you guessed it..two slices of Ezekiel toast and a banana. I ran out of peanut butter, so I’ve been using Earth Balance spread on one slice, and blackberry jelly on the other. I of course paired it all with a warm cup of black coffee.
After breakfast I headed over to our dietetic club’s garden spot at the community garden. The garden spot is such a cool place, because it’s a great escape for all of us stressed out students. Our club tries to get a few people together once a week to weed, water, plant, harvest, etc. and keep the garden up and running. We donate all the food we make to Hospitality House. The Hospitality House is an incredible organization that helps the homeless and those in crisis rebuild and get full care and attention.
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September is one of my favorite months, because it includes the start of fall, as well as my birthday! I guess I was enjoying it so much, it seemed to fly by! But here are some of the things I loved during the best month of the year!
I was able to go home twice this month, once for Labor Day and then again for a conference. It’s always so great seeing my family, and our new addition Toby!
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